Transportation

Fairfax County, Virginia

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703-877-5600
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4050 Legato Road, Suite 400
Fairfax, VA 22033

Tom Biesiadny,
Director

Plan Now and Know Your Fairfax County Travel Options to Avoid Gridlock

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 9, 2019
#T18_19

**SUBMIT QUESTIONS for Ask Fairfax! online chat scheduled for Monday, May 13, 2019, at 12:30 p.m.**  
No Metro? Your Blue and Yellow Line Summer Shutdown Travel Questions Answered 

COMMUTERS AND VISITORS - 3 Things to Do to Prepare

Fairfax County commuters and travelers are reminded that beginning this Memorial Day, the Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority (WMATA) will be closing six (6) Metrorail Blue and Yellow line stations south of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport for full platform reconstruction and major station improvements. To expedite construction and minimize customer inconvenience, Braddock Road, King Street, Eisenhower Avenue, Huntington, Van Dorn Street, and Franconia-Springfield stations will be closed from Memorial Day, May 25, 2019, through Sept. 8, 2019, to allow for around-the-clock work.

Fairfax County commuters and travelers are urged to plan now and know the various travel options available to them to avoid adding to the gridlock by driving alone. Impacted Fairfax County commuters who are considering trying alternate transit and ridesharing options instead of driving alone can take a quick survey to see if they qualify for a $50 commuter incentive.

1. Plan NOW! - Use online tools to plan your travel via transit, ridesharing, and more!
2. Find Alternate Transit Connections - Check fairfaxcounty.gov/transportation/travel-alerts/metro-platforms and consider these key connections:
  • Metro Blue Line and Yellow Line Shuttle Bus Service
    • WMATA will be providing FREE shuttle bus service (BL shuttle map I YL shuttle map) in the impacted area partially replacing the trains along the Blue and Yellow Lines.
  • **UPDATE** Springfield <> Pentagon Enhanced Express Bus Service
    • Fairfax Connector will be providing enhanced express service from Springfield to the Pentagon (schedules and maps) on Routes 393 (Saratoga Park and ride – Pentagon – Mark Center) and 394 (Saratoga Park and Ride to Pentagon).
    • This enhanced weekday rush-hour service will operate every 10 minutes to and from the Saratoga Park and Ride from 5:13-10:08 a.m., and from 3:35-7:59 p.m.
  • **UPDATE** Virginia Railway Express (VRE) to Crystal City, L’Enfant Plaza and Union Station
3. Park and Rides - Check park-and-ride facilities with available parking to catch an express bus, a VRE train, a carpool/vanpool, or to form a slug line.

     **UPDATE - Parking is FREE at all of the below facilities from Memorial Day 2019 through Sept. 8, 2019**

Franconia-Springfield Metro Station (2,000+ unoccupied parking spaces)

Saratoga Park & Ride (300+ unoccupied parking spaces)

  • Additional express bus service on Routes 393 and 394 to Mark Center and Pentagon (see Bus and Alternate Rail Connections tab).
  • Space for ridesharing (car/vanpools and slug lines).

Huntington Metrorail Station (750+ unoccupied parking spaces)

Springfield Mall Park and Ride (Frontier Drive Garage) (200+ unoccupied parking spaces)

  • Parking space for ridesharing (car/vanpools).
  • Served by Fairfax Connector routes 310, 321, 322334340, 341401, 402.

Burke Centre Virginia Railway Express (VRE) Station and Park & Ride (500+ unoccupied parking spaces)

  • Rail service available (see Bus and Alternate Rail Connections tab).  
  • Parking space for ridesharing (car/vanpools).
  • Served by Fairfax Connector Route 495.

Rolling Valley Park & Ride (250+ unoccupied parking spaces)

  • Space for ridesharing (car/vanpools and slug lines).
  • Served by Fairfax Connector Route 310.

Lorton VRE Station and Park & Ride (75+ unoccupied parking spaces)

  • Rail service available (see Bus and Alternate Rail Connections tab).  
  • Parking space for ridesharing (car/vanpools).
  • Served by Fairfax Connector routes 171, 305, 371, 372, 373, and 494.

EMPLOYERS - Resources, Incentives and Commuting Assistance

Fairfax County leaders urge employers to consider options to avoid gridlock on Fairfax County roads during the Metrorail Platforms Reconstruction project-related Metrorail station shutdowns. For assistance, employers should contact Fairfax County Commuter Services (FCCS) Employer Outreach Team at 703-877-5641, TTY 711, or email commuterservices@fairfaxcounty.gov.

  1. Allow or expand telework arrangements and/or flexible work schedules.
    • Technical assistance, incentives and tax credits are available for employers. Free telework support via TeleworkVA! is available by calling 866-469-1010, TTY 711.
  2. Utilize available assistance for establishing ridesharing arrangements.
  3. Educate your employees on available resources for travel alternatives and trip planning.

STAY INFORMED - Sign Up for Updates

For day-to-day information and assistance with your Fairfax County commute and travel during Metro's ongoing platform reconstruction efforts, utilize the following:

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